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Lead Story: Issue 575 15 Jul 2011

Planning framework set to open door for car-based development


Andrew Forster

Major changes to transport and land-use policy in England are set to be signalled by the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), expected to be published within the next few days.

Environmental groups and transport planners are already voicing fears about the transport implications of the document’s pro-growth emphasis, after obtaining a leaked early draft.

“The document overall is a manifesto for sprawl and congestion, rather than supporting the...

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Your Comments:

15 Jul 2011

The sentence that has been deleted contains an absolutely crucial principle. If it is not reinstated, that would be the end of the government's green credentials.

Stephen Plowden

16 Jul 2011

sustainable transport must include the car . not every person has easy access to public buses and the like. the car is still a useful aide in getting people to the trains and other transport hubs .this must be reflected and acknowledged in policy.

Neil. Chartered Surveyor.